Wonder what Taiwan would look like in 2050? Here’s an interesting project called "Vision of the Future – 2050" created by NCTU students : – I remember that while in Taiwan I saw a fascinating presentation in the Taipei City Hall, between the SYSMH and the Taipei 101, about Taiwan’s urban plans for the […]

The Hotline for Migrant Workers (HMW), established in 1998, is a non-partisan, not for profit organization, dedicated to (a) promoting the rights of undocumented migrant workers and refugees and (b) eliminating trafficking in women in Israel. We aim to build a more just, equitable and democratic society, where the human rights of all those …

Haifa East Asian studies conference 2007 - China

Every year, one of the Israeli universities holds the annual East Asia conference. This year, during the 6th and 7th of June, the 2007 6th annual East Asia conference was held at the Haifa university, covering various topics addressed by Israeli researchers, mainly about China and Japan. The previous 2006 conference was covered in “TAU Far-east conference : day 1” and “TAU […]

Prof. Kenneth Lieberthal gave a speech on "the fundamental forces and challenges shaping China

In April, I wrote about Prof. Kenneth Lieberthal’s speech on "the fundamental forces and challenges shaping China’s future" at the Hebrew University as part of the opening ceremony for the new Louis Frieberg Center for Asian Studies. Finally, the whole lecture is available online. For those who didn’t attend the event, I highly recommend listening to […]

Most Israelis I know who visit Thailand plan their trip around the Thailand full-moon festival. You’ve been there, right? the free-style trance dance, huge alcohol buckets with the awful Thai whiskey, there’s pot and X all over the place with a sexy atmosphere. Koh Phangan is a place where you come to chill out, and once folks’ […]

The South Korean TV drama "My Lovely Sam Soon" (/"My name is Sam Soon"/내 이름은 김삼순/"סאם סון המתוקה")

The South Korean TV drama “My Lovely Sam Soon” (/”My name is Sam Soon”/내 이름은 김삼순/”סאם סון המתוקה”) is one of Asia’s most successful TV drama ever and it has finally made it to Israel with Hebrew subtitles. Aside from Anime series, I think this is the first Asian drama shown in Israeli TV, and […]

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